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ICD-9-CM 96.0
MeSH D007440

Intubation, sometimes entubation,[1] is the medical term for insertion of a tube into an external or internal orifice of the body for the purpose of adding or removing fluids. The most common form of intubation is down the throat and windpipe, called tracheal intubation, but there is also the procedure of inserting a tube into the gastrointestinal tract, as with balloon tamponade with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube.

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  1. ^ Goodman, RS (1986). "True vocal cord paralysis following entubation". The Laryngoscope 96 (10): 1170. PMID 3762294.